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Old 11-14-2019, 01:24 AM   #51
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Just did a big order from GMC Pauls just now. A bunch of $$$$.$$ and this should just about get the truck back on the road. I hope to find a 67/68 front grille used but not dented up to go on it. Maybe some fenders to if I'm lucky.
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Get out and drive the truck this summer and have some fun!
It sucks not being able to hear!

LWB trucks rule, if you don't think so measure your SWB!
After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 11-14-2019, 07:34 AM   #52
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No grass growing under Andy's feet !
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:19 AM   #53
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Thanks,

I have a dead line of Dec 31,2019 to have this truck out of my friends shop. He is selling it and I need it done, well at least drive-able anyway. The bed will not be done by then I'm sure, seeing how I don't have one for it yet. I know I can't cut the LWB bed down before then. I just want it moving under it's own power by 31!
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Get out and drive the truck this summer and have some fun!
It sucks not being able to hear!

LWB trucks rule, if you don't think so measure your SWB!
After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:49 AM   #54
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Andy, you are a busy guy for sure!! I am sure you will get it done.

Question out of curiosity for a relative newbie to the board, why do you have your posts in bold red? Not an issue for me, just curious if there is a back story.
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Old 11-14-2019, 11:26 AM   #55
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Andy, you are a busy guy for sure!! I am sure you will get it done.

Question out of curiosity for a relative newbie to the board, why do you have your posts in bold red? Not an issue for me, just curious if there is a back story.
I started that years ago. I was looking on the board and decided I would use a different color since they give you the choices. I just wanted to be a little different than the rest. This old world would be pretty boring if we all did the exact same thing all the time. Red is my favorite color. So I just started doing it, plus when people would see my truck everyone would say there's RED Andy.
Just got in the habit of posting this way.

I've had people get upset about it to.

Has nothing to do with any type of posting about hollering are anything, I didn't even know about that when I started doing it.
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Get out and drive the truck this summer and have some fun!
It sucks not being able to hear!

LWB trucks rule, if you don't think so measure your SWB!
After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 11-14-2019, 11:28 AM   #56
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That's great!! I totally agree. Nice to see some change! I have read many of your posts and they are very informative. Thanks!
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Old 11-14-2019, 11:28 AM   #57
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Andy, you are a busy guy for sure!! I am sure you will get it done.

Question out of curiosity for a relative newbie to the board, why do you have your posts in bold red? Not an issue for me, just curious if there is a back story.
i was curious about that as well but figured it was just to know where his posts where in a thread, never crossed my mind there might be another reason.
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Old 11-14-2019, 11:46 AM   #58
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Thanks guy's. I try to help whenever I can.
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Get out and drive the truck this summer and have some fun!
It sucks not being able to hear!

LWB trucks rule, if you don't think so measure your SWB!
After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 11-14-2019, 02:57 PM   #59
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Andy , if you were closer I have a grill I would let go . But we are 4 hours apart and shipping would be killer .
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Old 11-14-2019, 07:34 PM   #60
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Would you meet me part of the way if I was to come that way say to summit racing are some other place?

Could you send me some pictures?


I went over today and did some welding and tearing a part the doors to get ready for new parts I ordered last night. I was very pleased with what I got done.
My welding is getting better and better but it's still got a way's to go.

I got all the door hardware removed from both door's and even got the door latches blasted and blown off. Ready for primer. Got the glass out but have to reseal the drivers side it came out of it's brace.
Have to look and see if my old 71 window cranks will work. They look better than these do.
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Get out and drive the truck this summer and have some fun!
It sucks not being able to hear!

LWB trucks rule, if you don't think so measure your SWB!
After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 11-14-2019, 08:51 PM   #61
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Give 'Fastenal' a try....shipping might not be all that bad....
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:54 PM   #62
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Give 'Fastenal' a try....shipping might not be all that bad....

What are you reffering to sir?
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Get out and drive the truck this summer and have some fun!
It sucks not being able to hear!

LWB trucks rule, if you don't think so measure your SWB!
After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:46 PM   #63
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Here's the link....Good Luck....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwHxj0EykEA
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Thank you sir, now that's a great idea.
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Get out and drive the truck this summer and have some fun!
It sucks not being able to hear!

LWB trucks rule, if you don't think so measure your SWB!
After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:01 AM   #65
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I don't think it needs to be strapped on to a pallet, perhaps just wrapped.....
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:17 PM   #66
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A little more done. Got the vent wings out after them soaking in PB blaster over night the top 3 screws wouldn't move yesterday. They came right out today!

Got the windows both a part and blasted the supports and channel's they run in. Glove box hinge blasted, and front park light housings done and the front grille is looking much better than I first thought it would. Still working on it though and waiting to see how it turns out.
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Get out and drive the truck this summer and have some fun!
It sucks not being able to hear!

LWB trucks rule, if you don't think so measure your SWB!
After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 11-19-2019, 07:48 PM   #67
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We set the cab down on the SWB frame today. Getting ready to start cutting out the old rocker panels. She was all excited, then I told her it had to come back off once we have them tacked in place. The mounts set down good and bolts lined right up. All new hardware.
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Get out and drive the truck this summer and have some fun!
It sucks not being able to hear!

LWB trucks rule, if you don't think so measure your SWB!
After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Before you put a bed on the SWB frame could you measure the distance from the back of the cab to the first bed mounting bolt hole and then measure from that bolt hole to the other bed mounting holes. This will help me if I shorten my own LWB frame. Thanks D
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Before you put a bed on the SWB frame could you measure the distance from the back of the cab to the first bed mounting bolt hole and then measure from that bolt hole to the other bed mounting holes. This will help me if I shorten my own LWB frame. Thanks D
I sure will tomorrow. I will do my best to remember.
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Get out and drive the truck this summer and have some fun!
It sucks not being able to hear!

LWB trucks rule, if you don't think so measure your SWB!
After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 11-20-2019, 08:22 PM   #70
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Before you put a bed on the SWB frame could you measure the distance from the back of the cab to the first bed mounting bolt hole and then measure from that bolt hole to the other bed mounting holes. This will help me if I shorten my own LWB frame. Thanks D
As promised here are the measurements for you and the progress for the day. Starting from the back wall of cab and going to the end of the bed.







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Get out and drive the truck this summer and have some fun!
It sucks not being able to hear!

LWB trucks rule, if you don't think so measure your SWB!
After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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You may know this already but shine a light from inside the cab on your gas filler panel to make sure you don't have pinholes in your welds. Due to the temperature (condensation) difference inside/outside the cab this will get moisture in the body filler and rot from the inside out. I wasn't aware of this and had a bunch of pinholes in mine before someone told me to do this.
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You may know this already but shine a light from inside the cab on your gas filler panel to make sure you don't have pinholes in your welds. Due to the temperature (condensation) difference inside/outside the cab this will get moisture in the body filler and rot from the inside out. I wasn't aware of this and had a bunch of pinholes in mine before someone told me to do this.

Thanks and yes I have been checking it. I finished up the passenger side repairs today. Being my first welding on sheet metal panels I had a good friend come over and give me some good instructions on heat settings and feeding. He is the retired welding instructor for the local vocational school here. The welder had .030 wire in it and he suggested we swap it to .024 and man what a difference it made. I had a good day. I started working at 9:30am this morning and I'm basically 2 days ahead of what I thought I would be on the truck right now.
Is it perfect heck no but man it feels good to know I can repair sheet metal panels if I ever have to again.
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It sucks not being able to hear!

LWB trucks rule, if you don't think so measure your SWB!
After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Before you put a bed on the SWB frame could you measure the distance from the back of the cab to the first bed mounting bolt hole and then measure from that bolt hole to the other bed mounting holes. This will help me if I shorten my own LWB frame. Thanks D
Not trying to hijack the thread, just trying to help out bigbird.

Here are the frame specs for both the 127" (top) & the 115" wheel bases.
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Thanks for the measurements guys! Now I know where to move the trailing arm cross member too. On the blueprint sheet the 0 line is the front of dash. All measurements are taken from this point. Forward( to the front) backward ( to the back).
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Thanks and yes I have been checking it. I finished up the passenger side repairs today. Being my first welding on sheet metal panels I had a good friend come over and give me some good instructions on heat settings and feeding. He is the retired welding instructor for the local vocational school here. The welder had .030 wire in it and he suggested we swap it to .024 and man what a difference it made. I had a good day. I started working at 9:30am this morning and I'm basically 2 days ahead of what I thought I would be on the truck right now.
Is it perfect heck no but man it feels good to know I can repair sheet metal panels if I ever have to again.
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I have been informed that EZ grind wire is the real deal.
I will refrain from using that (P) word
Pro that is.
I purchased some from my Local welding supply store.
I got it at a good price.
It's a little bit higher on e__ -Bay
I have not used it yet.
Because I am not to that point yet.
This is just a Suggestion.
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